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Children

What's in a name? More than you think, experts say

As Prince William and wife Catherine mull over names for their royal offspring, they would do well to heed mounting evidence that a name can influence everything from your school grades and career choice to who you marry and where you live. Someone named Jacqueline or Steven will generally fare better in life than Latrina […]

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Suggested Summer Reading for Kids of All Ages

In my previous post I talked about the importance of kids reading and engaging in literacy-rich activities over the summer and gave some tips on how to make it fun! While we always encourage kids to choose their own books to read, we find that providing suggested reading lists sometimes helps them along. Here are […]

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All in a Lemonade Stand: How to Teach Philanthropy

Ice cold lemonade on a hot day. Smiling children standing on the curb waving posters they made themselves. Maybe a chocolate chip cookie or a popsicle. A Normal Rockwell moment. “Lemonade for sale!” Your own slice of summer for less than a dollar. Yet the lemonade stand is much more than that. It is an […]

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Colorado's Nearly Perfect Playgrounds

We are lucky to have several stellar playgrounds and parks in Colorado. It seems like every city or suburb wants to out-do each other. With each new playground opening, families are the winners in this fierce competition. But still, I dream of the Ultimate Playground, with all the best features brought together in one astonishing […]

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